Author: George Lillie Craik, Genre: , Total Page: 458, Publisher: , ISBN: OXFORD:555004087

Author: International Association of Chiefs of Police. Technical Research Services Divisions, Genre: Auxiliary police, Total Page: 100, Publisher: , ISBN: IND:30000090038351

Author: Hunt Janin, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 229, Publisher: McFarland, ISBN: 0786419547

Islam scares the West. Militant conservatism and the horrific acts of violent fundamentalists evoke outrage, but the reprehensible few reinforce a longstanding Western stereotype of all Muslims as incorrigibly fanatical, violent and morally and culturally different. Overlooked is the long history of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievement, and its potential to flower once again. With about 1.5 billion adherents, Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. An understanding of its past glories, present state and future potential has never been more critical. This survey of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievements spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism. Arranged chronologically within the sections, chapters begin with an historical overview of the time period they encompass, providing context for the subsequent discussion of key intellectual and cultural achievements within that period. Appendices describe decorative and other arts, the requirements for expertise in Islamic thought, Islamic ethical traditions, and list noteworthy personalities and achievements chronologically. Maps and photographs illustrate the text, which also includes a glossary, notes, a bibliography and an index.

Author: George Lillie Craik, Genre: Self-culture, Total Page: 432, Publisher: , ISBN: BL:A0020422875

Author: Sean Steel, Genre: Education, Total Page: 362, Publisher: SUNY Press, ISBN: 9781438452135

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous critical-analytic thinking skills, on assessment, and on accountability in education has negatively impacted the ability of schools to foster an environment in which both students and teachers might pursue wisdom. Although in recent times efforts have been made to incorporate the pursuit of wisdom into schools through Philosophy for Children (P4C) and contemplative education programming, such initiatives have missed their mark. Steel therefore recommends not more accountability in education for the purpose of ensuring global competitiveness, but rather the institutional promotion of periods of leisure or schole in the school day. Drawing upon his own experiences as a teacher who has tried to encourage students to search for wisdom, the author discusses some of the challenges and pitfalls of wisdom seeking. He also offers examples of various wisdom-seeking activities that might bear fruit in the classroom.

Author: Mary Meadows, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: Lulu.com, ISBN: 9781329819801

Author: Janet Perkins, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 136, Publisher: Xulon Press, ISBN: 9781602661394

Are you serious about changing your life and present circumstances? Do you want to subdue every opposition and excel to a higher level of achievement? This ground-breaking book will challenge you to enter into a intimate relationship with the Lord and become the powerhouse God has called you to be. It will identify strategic biblical principles that will call you out from the familiar and comfortable zone, to that of having faith,trust, and confidence in His safety and security. You will develop an understanding of the virtue of excellence and how it effects your destiny. You will learn how to confront threats, propaganda and ridicule and use it to your advantage. Finally, you will be prepared to step out into "The Pursuit of Excellence" with the fortitude to push beyond the limits to live a fully engaged life of victory and not defeat. From the hallways of schools to the airways of international travel, Janet's mission is to empower, and motivate people from all walks of life to achieve excellence and to live their God-given destiny. When you recognize that there are no limitations, only the ones you put on yourself, you can pursue your dreams and watch God exceed your expectations. Janet attended Michigan State University and is a former educator and has extensive experience in teaching, world travel and corporate training. Janet is a published author, speaker, and host of "Express Yourself" television show seen in the Michigan area on cable TV in which she is also executive producer. Janet maintains that a Christian should be ingenious, and equipped to take back the wealth the enemy has stolen to fortify the kingdom of God. Janet is married to MacArthur Perkins, and they have four children, Ricky, MacArthur, Dave and Caleb.

Author: Daniel M. Haybron, Genre: Philosophy, Total Page: 357, Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand, ISBN: 9780199545988

Dan Haybron presents an illuminating examination of well-being, drawing on important recent work in the science of happiness. He shows that we are remarkably prone to error in judgements of our own personal welfare, and suggests that we should rethink traditional assumptions about the good life and the good society.

Author: , Genre: Military art and science, Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: OSU:32435029220209

Author: Jack P. Cunningham, Genre: Science, Total Page: 306, Publisher: Springer, ISBN: 9783319334684

This book explores a wide range of topics relating to scientific and religious learning in the work of Bishop Robert Grosseteste (c. 1168–1253) and does so from various perspectives, including those of a twenty-first century scientists, historians, and philosophers as well as several medievalists. In particular, it aims to contribute to our understanding of where to place Grosseteste in the history of science (against the background of the famous claim by A.C. Crombie that Grosseteste introduced what we now might call “experimental science”) and to demonstrate that the polymathic world of the medieval scholar, who recognized no dichotomy in the pursuit of scientific and philosophical/theological understanding, has much to teach those of us in the modern world who wrestle with the vexed question of the relationship between science and religion. The book comprises an edited selection of the best papers presented at the 3rd International Robert Grosseteste Conference (2014) on the theme of scientific and religious learning, especially in the work of Grosseteste.